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Why Equations? | p. viii |
The squaw on the hippopotamus | p. 1 |
Pythagoras's Theorem | |
Shortening the proceedings | p. 21 |
Logarithms | |
Ghosts of departed quantities | p. 35 |
Calculus | |
The system of the world | p. 53 |
Newton's Law of Gravity | |
Portent of the ideal world | p. 73 |
The Square Root of Minus One | |
Much ado about knotting | p. 89 |
Euler's Formula for Polyhedra | |
Patterns of chance | p. 107 |
Normal Distribution | |
Good vibrations | p. 131 |
Wave Equation | |
Ripples and blips | p. 149 |
Fourier Transform | |
The ascent of humanity | p. 165 |
Navier-Stokes Equation | |
Waves in the ether | p. 179 |
Maxwell's Equations | |
Law and disorder | p. 195 |
Second Law of Thermodynamics | |
One thing is absolute | p. 217 |
Relativity | |
Quantum weirdness | p. 245 |
Schrodinger's Equation | |
Codes, communications, and computers | p. 265 |
Information Theory | |
The imbalance of nature | p. 283 |
Chaos Theory | |
The Midas formula | p. 295 |
Black-Scholes Equation | |
Where Next? | p. 317 |
Notes | p. 321 |
Illustration Credits | p. 330 |
Index | p. 331 |
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